The New England Revolution used their second pick of the 2019 MLS SuperDraft to select DeJuan Jones.
Jones, 21, played four years at Michigan State University, grabbing 16 goals and 14 assists in 77 appearances. In both 2017 and 2018, he was Second Team All-Big 10 Conference. The attacker has the pace and skill to play anywhere along the front line.
“[Jones] is an attacking player that can play quite a few different positions,” head coach Brad Friedel told reporters on Friday.
Interestingly, Jones has similar qualities to the player that the Revs chose with the 9th overall pick, just two spots ahead of Jones. Both players are very athletic and feel comfortable in the attacking third.
“I think with making the jump from any sort of youth or collegiate soccer up to the professional game having a sort of athleticism definitely helps but we’re also looking for players this year that are very good on the ball,” Friedel said when asked about drafting players with similar profiles.
Jones, Buchanan, and the rest of the Revs roster begin preseason training on Jan. 21.